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Earthquake in Okinawa, Japan, Leaves Two Injured

An earthquake in Okinawa, Japan on Saturday at 5:31 a.m. local time leaving two people injured though more injuries may be reported. The quake measured at 6.9 magnitude on the Richter scale. The quake rattled the Okinawa Prefecture and southern Japan as reported by the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The focus of the quake was 50 kilometers east of Okinawa's capital Naha and was located 10 kilometers under the sea. , which occurred at 5:31 a.m. local time (2031 GMT Friday), was located some 10 km under the sea 50 km east off Naha, capital of Okinawa, said the agency. The agency also issued a high alert tsunami warning for coastal regions of Japan's main Okinawa island at 7:00 a.m. It had predicted the threat of seismic waves reaching heights of perhaps 2 meters. The agency then down graded the threat. Ten centimeter waves reached Nanjo City and Minamidaito village at 6 a.m.

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